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Winter – Spring 2022

Camille Thomas

Camille Thomas


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
7:30 PM

Cellist Camille Thomas, who signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2017, understands art’s power to bring people together from diverse cultures, countries, and backgrounds. She took part in the world premiere recording of Fazil Say’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra ‘Never Give Up’, the composer’s response to terrorist attacks on Paris and Istanbul, written expressly for Thomas. Her remarkable series of videos, sharing music from empty museums in Paris during lockdown, have been transformative experiences for thousands of viewers. She has worked with acclaimed conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Mikko Franck, and Darrell Ang and orchestras like Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Academia Santa Cecilia. In 2019, she made her highly anticipated U.S. debut at the Brevard Music Festival and continued with in person and online performances with Purdue Convocation, The Cliburn, Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, and more. Camille studied in Frans Helmerson’s and Wolfgang-Emmanuel Schmidt’s classes at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, after working with Marcel Bardon and Philippe Muller in Paris and Stephan Forck in Berlin. Camille plays the Stradivarius “Feuermann” (1730) thanks to the generosity of the Nippon Music Foundation and a bow by Eugène Sartory kindly on extended loan from the Fondation Roi Baudoin – Fonds Bollandsee.

Check out more on the artists –

Camille Thomas Official Website »

The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts


Brandon Fleischer
Development Officer
Outreach Programming and Events
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065

Attendance Policy

The Rockefeller University will update its attendance policy to reflect the guidance of medical and public health experts. The health and safety of our audience is of the utmost importance to us. Information will be sent before all concerts, reminding patrons of the university’s COVID-19 policy and noting any changes.

In-person Attendance:

  • Currently limited to Rockefeller University personnel only according to COVID-19 restrictions on campus.
  • Registration for in-person attendance requires the use of a computer or mobile device connected to the RU network or VPN.
  • Face coverings are required at all times while inside the building.
  • Attendees should maintain social distancing whenever they are able

Virtual Attendance:

  • Open to all.
  • Registration can be completed from any computer or mobile device.
  • A link to view the concert via webcast will be sent in advance of the performance.